I got an AS red square - of all my synths, its my favorite. Really turned me on to semi-modulars and is often my "go to" sound. Seems to be available still from analogue haven for $999, a little less than when I bought it a few years ago. I broke a knob due to what likely was my own fault via sloppy transport, and got a new knob and some cables direct from AS, free of charge.
Here's the video that turned me on to it, though I tend to be getting more "creamier" sounds out of it atm.
My budget is around 10000 dollar. I've been considering going for old second hand stuff such as the Korg MonoPoly - but I'm so damn afraid there might be electrical problems with them. I am considering getting a Juno 106 from the SynthSpa - but I don't know. For me the Leipzig seems to be a good combination.
Roland system100 101+102 or an SH-5
these are the best mono synths roland made IMO.
i'd also pick up a pro1, as it's as heavy as you can get without a minimoog.
then for poly i'd go MKS80 and prophet5
and spend the change on kentons etc.
but i'm not worried about servicing these things. sure something might go wrong, but they're easily fixed up. i have a system 100 and the only thing that's gone wrong on it over the last 40 years is the power switch got worn out. seriously, you shouldn't worry about these things going down on you.
Originally Posted by djugel
The knob on the Source is perhaps the ballsiest knob ever made.
Originally Posted by LimpyLoo
My gearection has gone from 'Fairchild' to 'Behringer'...
I bought and returned the Leipzig-s recently. It looked to be the perfect analog mono beast with its variable options via the unique sequencer section and the 2 VCOs, but I was immensely disappointed with the sound. There is no deep bottom end, and the slightest knob tweak would send the whole sonic balance into a distorted mess. The resonance control had no effect until 3/4 of a knob turn, and it seemed that every time I stopped and restarted my external sequencer, there would be a slightly different tone or nuance in the sound. Also, the build quality is less than stellar with the cheap knobs and lightweight chasis. This would be a good unit for strictly experimental improvisation, but if you're looking for a deep-breathing, solid unit, get the Voyager RME. It IS worth twice the price.
Well with 10k budget. I would get the Telemark, Telemetry, and Oberkorn since those are the ones that I like from Analogue Solutions. And then pair it with Andromeda A6 for poly and Eventide TimeFactor and Space FX pedals.
I am seriously considering the Analog Solutions Leipzig S.
Anyone got any experience with AS?
People are constantly recommending me analog synths by SE (which probably mean something) but they are a little out of my budget. Mono is fine BTW.
I ordered a 808 midi kit that had some problems a long time ago and contacted him recently, his support has been nothing but classy (6 out of 5 stars!) and the Lepzig and telemark have enough personal character to fit into any analog selection.. they sound terrific in their own right and the price is very reasonable .. my vote is AS!